08.05. Will you be going quietly? Or growing old disgracefully? Or at least raucously?


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I got off to a bit of a late start this morning and heard two splendidly eccentric ladies on Radio National. They were old school friends and met up again over 35 years later and have travelled the world together. Not just posh hotels in Paris or London, but real, gritty destinations.Places like North Africa; Patagonia and the Galapagos Islands; Istanbul, Cappadocia and Antalya in Turkey; safaris in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and the Serengeti; music festivals in Naples and Prague; and the western isles of Mull and Iona. Places that have tested their patience, their sense of humour but given them so much adventure along the way.

I’ve always pictured my seventies (which are quite a way off might I add!) as a quiet time. Reading, tea, craft, perhaps a pet dog. Some time to reflect and relax.

These ladies have changed my mind!

They sounded like ace birds. Maybe one day, I will read their book. Or follow in their footsteps!

What do you plan doing in your seventies and eighties?

Title
Growing old outrageously: A memoir of travel, food and friendship
Authors: Hilary Linstead and Elisabeth Davies

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3 thoughts on “08.05. Will you be going quietly? Or growing old disgracefully? Or at least raucously?

  1. @birdcagedesign Me too! I plan to go out a happy clam. I want to be about 90 something and doing it with a younger man and have his wife say 70 something shoot us both! Orgasmic and Cosmic and funny all at the same time! That is me in a nut shell so to speak.

    But why wait to say those things Say them now before CRS sets in!

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